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Environmental effects of geothermal energy exploitation

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Abstract

The environmental effects of geothermal power generation which cause air and water pollution and destruction of natural areas are reviewed. The production of steam and hot water affect existing hot springs sources and can cause ground subsidence. Harmful gas can be released onto the atmosphere from fumarolic gas and hot springs. Hydrothermal geothermal fields occasionally contain harmful substances such as arsenic in the hot water. Serious environmental effects can result from geothermal exploitation activities such as the felling of trees for road construction, well drilling, and plant construction. Once geothermal power generation has begun, the release of H/sub 2/S into the atmosphere and the reinjection of hot water are conducted continuously and sufficient countermeasures can be taken. One problem is the effects of plant construction and operation on natural parks. It is important to reach a compromise between development and protection of natural senic areas. Two figures, two tables, and 13 references are provided.
Authors:
Nakamura, H [1] 
  1. Japan Metals and Chemicals Co., Ltd., Japan
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1975
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-79-061510
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Karyoku Genshiryoku Hatsuden; (Japan); Journal Volume: 26:9
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; JAPAN; AIR POLLUTION; ARSENIC; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; FUMAROLES; GROUND SUBSIDENCE; HOT SPRINGS; HYDROGEN SULFIDES; INJECTION WELLS; WATER POLLUTION; WELL DRILLING; ASIA; CHALCOGENIDES; DRILLING; ELEMENTS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; POWER PLANTS; SEMIMETALS; SULFIDES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; THERMAL SPRINGS; WELLS; 150600* - Geothermal Energy- Environmental Aspects
OSTI ID:
6185331
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: KGHTA
Submitting Site:
FIRL
Size:
Pages: 117-128
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Citation Formats

Nakamura, H. Environmental effects of geothermal energy exploitation. Japan: N. p., 1975. Web.
Nakamura, H. Environmental effects of geothermal energy exploitation. Japan.
Nakamura, H. 1975. "Environmental effects of geothermal energy exploitation." Japan.
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title = {Environmental effects of geothermal energy exploitation}
author = {Nakamura, H}
abstractNote = {The environmental effects of geothermal power generation which cause air and water pollution and destruction of natural areas are reviewed. The production of steam and hot water affect existing hot springs sources and can cause ground subsidence. Harmful gas can be released onto the atmosphere from fumarolic gas and hot springs. Hydrothermal geothermal fields occasionally contain harmful substances such as arsenic in the hot water. Serious environmental effects can result from geothermal exploitation activities such as the felling of trees for road construction, well drilling, and plant construction. Once geothermal power generation has begun, the release of H/sub 2/S into the atmosphere and the reinjection of hot water are conducted continuously and sufficient countermeasures can be taken. One problem is the effects of plant construction and operation on natural parks. It is important to reach a compromise between development and protection of natural senic areas. Two figures, two tables, and 13 references are provided.}
journal = {Karyoku Genshiryoku Hatsuden; (Japan)}
volume = {26:9}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1975}
month = {Jan}
}